Dr. Jeffrey Ben-Zvi z”l


dr-jeffrey-ben-zviIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Jeffrey Ben-Zvi z”l of Flatbush, Brooklyn, at the age of 54.

Dr. Ben-Zvi specialized in gastroenterology and was recognized as an expert in his field. He was selected by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for inclusion in its authoritative guide to the top primary care and specialty care doctors in the tri-state metropolitan New York area.

For over 30 years, Dr. Ben-Zvi gained experiences and skills in medical practice first as a medical student, then intern, resident, subspecialty Fellow, and finally as a faculty member at Columbia University. He was active in NorthShore-LIJ/Lenox Hill Hospital, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, and Beth Israel Medical Center, and maintained a private practice.

But more than his medical expertise and being recognized as one of the leaders in his field, Dr. Ben Zvi was known as a remarkable and humble baal chessed and devoted member of Flatbush Hatzolah, demonstrating great mesirus nefesh for his fellow Yidden and anyone who he could help. The mispallelim of Agudath Israel of Madison, where he davened, as well as the greater community, have been plunged into sadness with his petirah.

Dr. Ben Zvi passed away yesterday and the levaya was held today.

He is survived by his parents, Seymour and Dorris Ben-Zvi; his wife, Mrs. Julie Ben-Zvi; his sister, Mrs. Karen Abelvitz; and his children, Shmully Ben-Zvi, Yoni Ben-Zvi, Mrs. Chani Szlafrok, Mrs. Adina Selman, Mrs. Ilana Ezra, Aviva Ben-Zvi, and Sara Ben-Zvi.

The family will be sitting shivah until Sunday morning at the Ben-Zvi home, located at 2414 Avenue R, between East 24th Street and Bedford Avenue.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. He will be sorely missed for his smile and laughter, and genuine caring for all klal yisroel Our pain was his pain, our simchas were his simchas. We are very sad for his family-and for us. The Goldberg Family

  2. He will be sorely missed for his smile and laughter, and genuine caring for all klal yisroel Our pain was his pain, our simchas were his simchas. We are very sad for his family-and for us. The Goldberg Family

  3. he was a really nice man I had the opportunity to meet him in a hospital he was very friendly. I was there with a family member who was terminally ill and we were seeing another doctor but we meet In the waiting room and had a really nice shmoose he was such a pleasant person

  4. As a former neighbor he responded to a home emergency and didn’t leave the hospital until he was sure I was OK. Dr. Ben-Tzvi truly cared about his fellow yid.

    Yehi zichro boruch

  5. I was Dr. BenZvi’s patient at ParCare Medical Center in Williamsburg, I am still in shock of his sudden petira, this morning in Shul when we discussed this man there was sobs from all who knew him, YEHI ZICROY BURICH

  6. Bs’D
    I was privileged to call him a friend. He was someone who was genuinely concerned with his family, patients, and community. The loss was and is still hard to comprehend. We will miss him and his smile, and offer our heartfelt Hamakon ynachem eschem btoch aveili Tzion vYerushalayim.

  7. We, at the JCCSG extend our sincerest condolences to the sudden passing of Dr. (Yehoshua) Jeffrey S. Ben-Zvi. MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF., OBM (57 Years old).

    The pain is still raw, and the loss so profound. Dr. Ben-Zvi has played an integral role as an a Attending Gastroenterologist at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, and Former Director, GI and Liver Clinic – at Lenox Hill hospital. And a Member of the Medical Advisory Board, of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), NY Region.

    Dr. Ben-Zvi was a strong advocate for our noteworthy organization JCCSG being a sounding board of advice, guidance, and affection. We had the honor to have him as a speaker at our first JCCSG Education and Support Event, nearly 2 years ago at the ParCare Health & Medical Center -where he served as the Medical Director-, his speech was very informative and gave a better understanding for the 200 attended Patients and their Family.

    Dr. Ben-Zvi had a sterling personality, and unbelievable self-sacrifice, to patients around the world suffering from gastrointestinal diseases. An IBD sufferer himself, he accepted someone else’s pain and suffering as his own. being orthodox Jewish, it was of paramount importance to keep to Yiddishkeit (Jewishness) fully, keeping away from desecrating the Shabbos, or transgressing on Mitzvos (commandments), although it meant jeopardizing his career. He was recently very instrumental in research and medicine, and was being ever so hopeful to revolutionize a permanent cure for Crohn’s and colitis. Sadly, he didn’t live to the day to see his dream materialize. It is with a heavy heart that we mourn a loss of this magnitude.

    HaMokom Yenachem Eschem B’Soch Shaar Aveilei Tzion V’Yerushalayim.

  8. I was shocked to read this about Dr.Ben-Zvi,Iwas just looking him up to see about a check up.He was the best,and he will be missed. Farewell Dr. Ben-Zvi ,and thank you for all of your professional expertise,and human kindness.